Cultural use of coastal ecosystems

The datasets comprise the results of the Turks and Caicos Cultural Use of Coastal Ecosystems survey conducted from mid-August to mid-September 2020. The layers contain information on frequency of visits, activities, time and money spent, distance travelled to, and means of transport for 57 beach locations in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated April 14, 2021, 19:08 (UTC)
Created December 3, 2020, 20:28 (UTC)
Region TC
Language eng
Topic Category Society; and culture
Temporal Extent Start 2020-08-15
Temporal Extent End 2020-09-15
Dataset Reference Date 2020
Lineage The primary data collection tool was an online survey used to generate primary data on usage and perceptions of cultural value. A selection of coastal businesses was also surveyed via telephone to gain their insight on local resident use of the coastal and marine environment. The survey first collected information on the beaches that respondents use most frequently, and activities participated in at those sites to understand the current recreational use of coastal locations. Questions also investigated distance travelled and money spent at the coastal locations. The survey then asks respondents about other cultural aspects of the coastal and marine environment including recreation, heritage, and identify and aesthetics, to get a qualitative understanding of different types of cultural value. The survey concludes with respondents’ current environmental attitudes and questions to collect demographic information on the respondents. The target sampling requirements for the survey was for a nationally representative sample of households in TCI based on the following respondent criteria: island of residence, age, gender, and place of origin. Sampling quotas were specified according to national statistics. The result data were placed into the word spreadshet and converted to the shapefile using WGS84 as a coordinate system.
West Longitude -72.45288
South Latitude 21.31304
East Longitude -71.12899
North Latitude 21.96044
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name 1) Department of Environment and Coastal Resources 2) Economics for the Environment Consultancy
Contact Mail Address 1) 2)
Responsible Party Role 1) custodian, user, distributor, point of contact, processor 2) resource provider, publisher, author
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open
Data Format shape, csv
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy high
Resource Type Dataseries
Metadata Date 2020-12-04
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details published